Development of the HH-60 Fuel Probe Container
Final project rept. May-Nov 2009
AIR FORCE PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FACILITY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The Air Force Packaging Technology Engineering Facility AFPTEF was tasked with the design of a new shipping and storage container for the HH-60 Fuel Probe in April of 2009. The current wood container is difficult to handle, falls apart easily, provides minimal physical protection of the item, and offers no environmental protection against corrosion. To solve these issues AFPTEF used proven design techniques IAW SAE ARP1967A to develop an aluminum, long-life, controlled breathing, reusable shipping and storage container which will protect the fuel probe both mechanically and environmentally. The container passed all qualification tests per SAE ARP1967A, ASTM D4169, and MIL-STD-648. This container not only meets user requirements but will also provide a significant economic savings, per refueling probe, for the Air Force over the twenty-year life span of the container.
- Containers and Packaging